Eleven people were killed, at least 18 others were missing and tens of thousands were ordered evacuated Thursday as downpours lashed Kyushu and other areas in the southwest, police and firefighters said.The photos of the damage at this site show it to be quite severe.
The Meteorological Agency said rainfall in parts of Kumamoto and Oita prefectures reached levels that have "never been experienced before."
The agency meanwhile forecast heavy rain and landslides in other areas of Japan, including the west and northeast.
Friday, July 13, 2012
A wetter world? [Continued]
11 dead, 18 missing in record deluge | The Japan Times Online